SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Senior right-hander Brendan Hornung earned his third complete-game victory of the 2017 season, tossing a six-hitter to lead Hawai'I to an 11-1 victory over Cal Poly in a Big West Conference baseball game Saturday afternoon inside Baggett Stadium.
In the first game of a doubleheader due to Friday's rainout, Hawai'I produced an 18-hit offensive attack, center fielder Dylan Vchulek leading the way with a 4-for-6 day at the plate with one RBI. Catcher Kekai Rios and designated hitter Logan Pouelsen each contributed three hits.
The Rainbow Warriors led all the way, scoring twice in the first inning for a 2-0 lead and, after giving up Cal Poly's only run of the game in the second frame, added three in the third and two more in both the fourth and sixth frames to pull away.
Hornung (4-2) struck out six, walked one and threw 104 pitches.
The loss went to Mustang junior right-hander Erich Uelmen (1-5) as he allowed seven runs and 10 hits over four innings, his shortest stint on the mound this season. The runs and hits are the second-most he has allowed in his collegiate career.
With the win, Hawai'I improved to 19-9 for the season and 1-0 in Big West games. Cal Poly fell to 10-18 and 2-2.
Second game of the twinbill will start at 5:15 p.m.